As you know, I've started a bit of blogging at The X Blog. Please check out my latest post ...
Evolution is real. Creationism is not. Why are emails from creationists often published in respectable newspapers? There is a reason, and I'll tell you what it is below. (Preview: It is your fault.)...
You can't convince people evolution is real until you admit that reality is real. That's what the problem is.
What on earth do you mean by that?
If not, they get slammed by the crazies, and then the story snowballs until someone folds, seems to keep the peace these days.
"What on earth do you mean by that?"
I think there is a large group of people out there who only believe what institutions tell them about reality. (This here Internet is one of those institutions.) They're raised in an environment where someone else does their thinking for them, and that's the way they carry on. They live in some kind of artificial reality distinct from the actual physical dimension that Science works with. Because of that, they are not able to understand reality-based arguments.
Yesterday I saw a kid with a t-shirt that said, "Faith: seeing is believing", which sums up this situation.
Evolution. like god, means different things to different persons...
Natural selection is energy temporarily constrained in a mass format. Period.
Is Evolution Predictable
Of course it is.
Nearly. Approximation, proportional to extent of included factors.
And AFTER comprehending what evolution isâ¦
Is Evolution Predictable
From DH comment on
Origin And Nature Of Natural Selection
Life is another mass format, a self-replicating mass format.
All mass formats are subject to natural selection.
Natural selection is the delaying conversion of mass to the energy fueling cosmic expansion.
Cosmic expansion is the reconversion of all the Big Bang singularity mass to energy.
Natural Selection Updated 2010, Beyond Historical Concepts:
Natural Selection applies to ALL mass formats. Life, a self-replicating format, is just one of them.
Natural Selection Defined:
Natural selection is E (energy) temporarily constrained in an m (mass) format. Period.
Natural selection is a ubiquitous property of each and every and all cosmic mass, spin array, formats, from the biggest black hole to the smallest physical particle. Mass strives to increase its constrained energy content in attempt to postpone its reconversion to energy and to postpone addition of its constitutional energy to the totality of the cosmic energy that fuels the cosmic expansion going on since Big Bang.
(comments from 22nd century)